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Intercultural Discourse

  1. Suzie Wong Scollon

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0555

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Scollon, S. W. 2012. Intercultural Discourse. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Guy has ordered a goose for the Thanksgiving dinner we agreed to share. He and Cecilia enjoyed a roast goose at our home some years ago and he had asked for and followed our recipe with great success. He sends an e-mail asking whether I can eat mashed potatoes and gravy. I reply that since we never served that with goose, which was roasted Cantonese style, it would never occur to me. To which he replied that he had been filling in the menu according to his North American habits and assumptions.


  • discourse analysis;
  • intercultural communication;
  • ideology